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Professional Scrum Master™ Certifications

Demonstrate your knowledge with the most respected certification in the industry

To be effective, Scrum Masters need to have a rock-solid understanding of the practices and values of Scrum. The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) assessments allow people to validate and certify their understanding of those practices and values, and how they would respond to situations that challenge them.

What is a Professional Scrum Master™

Professional Scrum Masters demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Scrum and their ability to apply it in real-world situations.  The value of certification is intimately tied to the demonstration of knowledge needed to achieve it. By that measure, the PSM assessments are significantly more valuable than available alternatives for Scrum. And, we strive to ensure that they remain valuable and relevant through frequent inspection and adaptation of the assessment content.

PSM I certification is evidence that you have demonstrated a fundamental level of Scrum mastery. As a PSM I certification holder, you have proven that you understand Scrum as described in the Scrum Guide and how to apply Scrum in Scrum Teams. PSM I holders have a consistent terminology and approach to Scrum.

PSM II certification is evidence that you have demonstrated an advanced level of Scrum mastery, understanding of the Scrum Master accountabilities and how a Scrum Team functions. As a PSM II certification holder, you have proven that you have an understanding of the principles and application of Scrum.



PSM III certification is evidence that you have demonstrated a distinguished level of Scrum mastery and your abilities as a Scrum Master. You have proven your knowledge of how to coach, facilitate, mentor and teach Scrum Team members while influencing the overall organization. PSM III certificate holders have a deep understanding of the application and practices of Scrum and the Scrum Values in complex team and organizational situations.



Become A Professional Scrum Master 

It is not mandatory that you take a Professional Scrum training class to take one of our assessments, although it is highly recommended.  We believe that certification is more than just a way to show that you attended a class and that is why Professional certifications are so highly regarded in the industry. Therefore, we make assessments available to anyone as a way for you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the role of Scrum Master in detail.  Each training class includes a free attempt at the corresponding assessment.  

Those that pass any of the three levels of PSM assessments will receive the corresponding industry recognized certification. Search the list of existing PSM holders here or see a breakdown on how many people hold certifications.